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Vegetarian Caesar Salad

Vegetarian Caesar Salad
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It’s a salad —how could it not be vegetarian? Well, Worcestershire sauce has anchovies in it — therefore it isn’t vegetarian. The consistency of this dressing is more like a vinaigrette, but you can add more low-fat mayo if you want it thicker. You can find vegetarian Worcestershire sauce in places like Whole Foods. It’s also great in Bloody Marys.

Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 20 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes
  • 2 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon
    Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon
    vegetarian Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup
    parmesan cheese, freshly grated, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon
  • 1/4 cup
    olive oil, plus more for tossing croutons
  • 1 small loaf
    dense country bread
  • 3 hearts
    parmesan cheese, either grated or shaved
    kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cider vinegar, mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and Parmesan cheese. Add black pepper to taste. 
  2. Slowly add the olive oil, whisking constantly, until emulsified. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary and set dressing aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F with rack in the middle of the oven. 
  4. Cut the each end off the bread and the carefully slice the crust off. Cut the bread into 1 inch cubes and put onto a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle lightly with oil and sprinkle with a healthy pinch of salt and pepper. Bake for 10-20 minutes, depending on how crunchy you like them. Remove from oven and let cool.
  5. Cut the hearts of romaine into bite-size pieces. Toss lettuce and dressing together in a large bowl. Right before serving, toss in the croutons. Garnish each plate with Parmesan cheese and a slice of lemon.
Nutritional Information

Makes: 6 servings
  • Calories162
  • Carbohydrates1.7 g
    • Dietary fiber.6 g
  • Cholesterol6.6 mg
  • Fat15.5 g
    • Saturated fat3 g
  • Sodium200 mg
  • Protein2.5 g
  • Sugars1 g
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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